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U.S. Issues Do Not Travel Advisory For Americans’ Favorite Destinations

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The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 4 ‘Do Not Travel' advisory for Americans' favorite holiday destinations including Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The warnings come amid ‘unprecedented' Covid-19 risks around the globe.

U.S. Issues 'Do Not Travel' Advisory For Americans Favorite Destinations

The Level 4 ‘Do Not Travel' Advisory was issued to over 100 countries as the U.S. State Department said they were bringing their travel advisory system in line with the CDC warnings.

“As travelers face ongoing risks due COVID-19, we have updated our Travel Advisories to better reflect the CDC’s science-based Travel Health Notices,” stated the US State Department on Twitter.

“We also considered logistics like testing availability and travel restrictions for U.S. citizens.”

Other popular destinations for Americans included in the level 4 warnings were:

  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • UAE
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Bermuda
  • Aruba
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What Travelers Need To Know About The Advisories

Two of Americans favorite destinations, Mexico and the Dominican Republic were both upgraded from a level 3 to a level 4 travel advisory. All travelers with upcoming trips to level 4 destinations should check with their travel insurance providers to see if they are still covered under a level 4 advisory. Some travel insurance companies do not cover travelers when the highest level of advisory is issued.


Both Mexico and the Dominican Republic were upgraded ‘Due to Covid-19' according to the State Department. The latest recommendations come as the pandemic “continues to pose unprecedented risks to travelers,” and the new guidelines “better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's science-based Travel Health Notices,” according to the notice.

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The updated travel advisories are intended to curb traveling “to approximately 80% of countries worldwide” that are experiencing dramatic spikes in cases, the department said in a statement. 

“In light of those risks, the Department of State strongly recommends U.S. citizens reconsider all travel abroad,” it said.

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The United States hasn't had a global advisory warning against international travel since August, when the advisory was revoked by the Trump administration.

The advice issued by the U.S. State department isn't a formal global advisory. Instead, it says the State Department will start using CDC standards as it prepares health and safety guidelines for individual countries. Because of those standards, about 80% of countries will be classified as “Level 4” or “do not travel.”

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See all travel advisories issued by the US State Department.

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Thursday 22nd of April 2021

state dept re: this is irrelevant.


Thursday 22nd of April 2021

All this will do is condition people to ignore their advisories in the future.

Tayla W Martin

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

What a joke

Stephen White

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Too bad, we're going on two international trips later this year and the government can't do anything about it.


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Wonder what other nations around the world rate the US with the ongoing violence, Covid -19 surge and those who wish not to be vaccinated based on recent religious and political beliefs?


Saturday 24th of April 2021

@whocares, I am quite aware of the statistics and details. But would anyone be wondering what scale is given by other countries when they warned their folks about the US. We only see a one track mind how the US sees others around the world. A way to deter US citizens to travel overseas and less problematic administrative issues to deal with should a citizen gets in trouble abroad.


Thursday 22nd of April 2021


seen all the news reports of vax injuries/deaths? some nice compilations.

Search - C19 vaccine deaths / injury reports compilation

on Reddit.